Throughout, the history of the United States many cruel events have happened. The violation and destruction of the Native American lives is one of the most tragic. The westward expansion that led to their annihilation is full of disastrous events. One of them is the Dakota Conflict of 1862. Additionally, I’ll cover multiple other events that collaborated to the annihilation of Native American lives.
The natives found it difficult to survive and resorted to raiding the settlers’ cattle for survival. A war, therefore, emerged between the Indian poachers and the settlers, which further infuriated the Paiutes. However, in 1862, the two factions signed a peace treaty, only for the Paiutes to break the treaty because of the escalating
Assignment 5 1. The massacre of the buffalo herd was the end of a way life for the Plains tribes because thy depended on every part of the animal so much. The used the buffalo for food, clothing, tools, and shelter. The American’s single handedly drove the buffalo species to near extinction, which caused the Plains tribe’s way of life to drastically change. The American’s took away their life source and it was completely understandable that they became as angry as they did.
I have come to address a major problem that our people have been facing. The white men are taking everything from us, they have taken our life, our language, our families, culture, and now our land. When will it stop? We can’t even fight back, because if we do, not only will we get killed, our culture becomes destroyed as well. Look at the Cheyenne tribe, they try to fight for their rights and what do they get?
“Battle of Little Bighorn” The Native Americans fought against union soldiers because, even after the union took over the Native Americans land and banished them to live Oklahoma, they came in and took the place they gave them to live in push that even farther west. After being pushed around so much and being taken out of lands that they have build houses on and farmed, they just couldn 't take it anymore. The lights have went far enough in the Indians decided to take matters into their own hands. Americans were constantly beating up, killing, and messing around with the Indian tribes. It wasn 't fair to the Indians that they were always getting the short end of the stick and never being accepted for who they were.
They act like everybody should feel sorry for the colonists for stealing innocent people’s land and killing them. Throughout A Patriot’s History of the United States there are many incidents like on page 20 where it states, “killing more than three hundred settlers, the English retaliated by destroying Indian cornfields.” Was killing at least thousands of Native Americans before not enough? The authors are trying to make it seem like the colonists did nothing wrong, and they act like the Native Americans are just the “hostile Natives” for no reason throughout the entire book. I prefer A People’s History of the United States to A Patriot’s History of the United States. It explains history much clearer and is much more accurate.
When the Europeans arrived, they wiped out most of the Native American population and destroyed their carefully sculpted land by building. Europeans, however, were not able to adapt to their new life in the Americas since they just didn’t know how to manipulate their environment like the Native Americans. Life was actually so brutal for the Europeans that many of them ran away to live with the Indians, suggesting that the Indians had a higher quality of life than the first Europeans did. “Horrifying the leaders of Jamestown and Plymouth, scores of English ran off to live with the Indians” (Mann, p9). The “high counter/low counter” argument further suggests that the Native Americans had a high standard of living, probably higher than the European standard of living at that time.
Unfortunately, two hundred Native American men, women, and children were killed in the ambush and their body parts were mutilated and brought back to Denver to be put on display by Chivington’s men. This horrifying example of the white’s superiority becomes known as The1864 Sand Creek Massacre, one of the most catastrophic examples of military advantages and overkill in all of the American Indian Wars
When Europeans came to North America and discovered there were already people here, the Europeans wanted to do things to gain power. They killed indigenous peoples but also brought diseases the indigenous were not immune to (Kincheloe 2015). They displayed the indigenous culture for outsiders to see, which made the peoples feel used and exploited for their culture (Carpenter 1974: 168). This incident is the most well-known incident of forced contact for people in North America because it happened in North America. A huge part of the deaths of indigenous was Siddall 2 because of diseases that did not seem very serious to the Europeans, but were actually deadly to the indigenous and ended up killing entire villages
The American Indian Wars killed most of the remaining Indian population in America simply because we wanted their territory, only 0.6 % of the United States population is Indian not exactly leaving much room to leave a legacy or impact on the modern day. Conflict also made its way in through the presidents of the era, which included Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland and James Garfield. Most people disliked these Presidents, in fact, most of them were impeached, assassinated, or had their ideas slowly taken down one by one as people did not want their ideas to carry on to future generations earning them the title of the “forgettable presidents.” Rumors also carried that there were holes in the election process, caused by false votes, although we still have issues like this today most of them have been fixed making sure that this history doesn’t repeat